Category Archives: awareness

(Issue #497) End-of-Year Review: The Six Ds


How does your 2019 retrospective set the stage for your 2020 journey? In thirty days, we will be staring at another set of New Year’s Resolutions. Lofty expectations we set for that better version of ourselves, our teams, and our … Continue reading

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(Issue #496) Thankful for Civility.


Civility does not mean we always agree. It does mean, though, that we accept each other’s humanity and dignity as a person. On March 25, 2012, I wrote “Is Civility Part of Your DNA?”. Coincidentally, it was post #96 on … Continue reading

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(Issue #495) Just What I Needed


We all make a difference each day of our lives. Some days, that difference packs more impact than you could imagine. You just do not know. Next month, I will share a year-long project I have undertaken for 2019. The … Continue reading

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(Issue #494) Communication: So Easy, Yet So Hard 


You have a story. It belongs to you. It is powerful. How are you helping people understand it? Listening is a difficult skill to master.  A lot of people shouting, “look at me” and “listen to my story!” Unfortunately, they … Continue reading

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(Issue #493) Mind Enema 


“Tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up.” -Ann Bradford Back in the 1990s, my wife and I discovered the Tucson desert, and we met Herb the wrangler. He led us on horseback rides through … Continue reading

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(Issue #492) Using Demonstrations for Teambuilding and Prioritization


Regardless of the topic, demonstrations can drive home a point that may be lost in a lecture or in a reading. My decades of teaching, speaking, and facilitating have reinforced that people need to connect with the speaker and the … Continue reading

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(Issue #491) Premonitions and Weak Signals


“The point is obvious. There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches….” -Ray Bradbury-  Weak signals tell us that what had been best practices are about … Continue reading

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